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Tech

BY SUSAN SCHREINER

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iotech is undergoing a shift to include a more expansive
view. It now embraces diverse sciences such as genomics,
recombinant gene techniques, applied immunology, life
sciences, pharmaceutical therapeutics and molecular diagnostics.
There's a move towards the democratization of biotech with biohacking, and nontraditional players entering into the process-to
discover 'more' at an accelerated pace.
Biotech is not only about breakthroughs in genomics, its ecosystem now extends to digital innovations, big data and analytics.
Digitization, machine learning and robotics are the lifeblood now
empowering researchers and life sciences professionals offering
players like IBM, Cisco and others new opportunities to contribute to the public good.

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The Biotech Potential
As entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and others join forces with professionals in the life sciences
and pharmaceutical industry. Gene editing has
taken the scientific world by storm, and may soon
reach human clinical testing. "Imagine cutting and
pasting genes in DNA, just like editing words in a
document on a computer." The highly publicized
CRISPR-Cas9 technology does just that, making it
possible to replace genetic material with a simpler,
cheaper, more precise method. Will this lead to
cures for genetic maladies or a future where we can
design our babies?
New ways of harnessing the immune system to
battle cancer are also being unlocked with increasI T I S I N N O VAT I O N

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